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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Georges Baklanoff


Release Date: 03/27/2001 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89522   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiAnton RubinsteinAmilcare PonchielliCharles Gounod,   ... 
Performer:  George BaklanoffLydia Jakovlevna Lipkowska
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Georges Baklanoff was born in St. Petersburg. At the opera house in Kiev he made a great debut in Rubinstein's "The Demon" in 1903. He soon found himself at the Imperial Opera House in Moscow. In 1910 he gave his first performance at Covent Garden and at the same year he sang Rigoletto at the Met. As one of the most outstanding and impressive singing-actors of his time, his achievements, similar to those of Chaliapin in the bass repertory, were truly exemplary. His portrayals always had something demonic and bizarre about them. This was guaranteed to enthrall the public. Jarmila Novotna, who was his partner in "Rigoletto" in Prague and in "The Tales of Hoffman" in Berlin in 1931, was among his admirers. She was quoted in Lanfranco Rasponi's Read more book "The Last Primadonnas" as saying "his voice was not exactly velvety in texture but it was infinitely expressive and chilling." 707281895231 Preiser 89523 VARIOUS Legendary Voices - Bernd Aldenhoff Bernd Aldenhoff $10.55 CD Classical "The name Bernd Aldenhoff may arouse in elderly opera lovers not only the memory of the excellent singing actor himself, but also the memories of bygone times when every opera house had an intact ensemble and every major one had at least one heldentenor. If someone had tried to find an adequate Siegmund in 1954, for example, there would have been dozens of great singers to chose from, but to quote the cynical remark by Hans Knappertsbusch, "the aristocratic species of the heldentenor" had begun to become extinct by 1960, with the retirement of Lorenz, Suthaus and Svanholm. Bernd Aldenhoff was not only one of the last heldentenors, but also one of the most interesting. The same Knappertsbusch called him the most "human heldentenor" of his time. As an interpreter, Aldenhoff was, without a doubt, the most detailed and sensitive Wagner tenor of his generation. He died in 1959 at the height of his powers from food poisoning. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rigoletto: Figlia!...Mio Padre! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone), Lydia Jakovlevna Lipkowska (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1911 
2.
The demon: I swear by the eternal truth by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1911 
3.
La Gioconda: Ah! Pescator affonda l'esca by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1911 
4.
Otello: Credo in un Dio crudel by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1911 
5.
Otello: Era la notte by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1911 
6.
Un ballo in maschera: Eri tu che m'acchiave quell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1914 
7.
Faust: Le veau d'or est toujours debout by Charles Gounod
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 1914 
Language: Russian 
8.
Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1914 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
9.
Lakmé: Lakmé, ton doux regard se voile by Léo Delibes
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 1914 
Language: Russian 
10.
The demon: I am he who you heard in the night by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1914 
11.
Hamlet: Doute de la lumière by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Lydia Jakovlevna Lipkowska (Soprano), George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Date of Recording: 1914 
Language: Italian 
12.
Hamlet: O vin dissipe la tristesse by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Date of Recording: 1918 
13.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 1919 
14.
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Voici des roses by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
Date of Recording: 1919 
15.
Faust: Vous qui faites l'endormie "Serenade" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 1919 
16.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Alas my chosen swain by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1919 
17.
Prince Igor: No sleep, no rest "Igor's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1928 
18.
Boris Godunov: I have attained the highest power "Boris' Monologue" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1932 
19.
I Pagliacci: Sì può? [Prologue] by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1914 
20.
The demon: Do not weep, my child "Demon's Aria" by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1911 
21.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: You wrote to me... "Onegin's Aria" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  George Baklanoff (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1914 

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